Rich and creamy popular Puerto Rican Coconut Beverage; Coquito Cocktail is a festive drink that is shared with friends and family during the holidays.
Coquita Cocktail – Puerto Rican Holiday Drink
Today I’m sharing one of the most decadent cocktails that I’ve ever tasted; Coquito, a traditional holiday beverage that is served in Puerto Rico!
I first tried this creamy coconut cocktail about three years ago, and haven’t had it again until vacationing and shopping in San Juan just a few weeks ago!
Alan and I were exploring the quaint town and popped into a jewelry shop and started to chat with the sales gal about the frog that is so prevalent in Puerto Rico, the Coqui.
She pulled out a tray of frog charms and other pieces only available in Puerto Rico, and then offered us drinks; Medalla (beer), Sangria or Coquito. My ears perked up when she mentioned Coquito!
Oh, YES, please…
Coquito Receta (Recipe)
Alan opted for the beer, which was whole 12 ounces served in a red party cup. My cocktail arrived in a plastic shot cup, which was just shy of an ounce.
It was one tasty sip though and as soon as we got home I made a whole pitcher of Coquito!
There are many variations to this recipe as there are ways to serve this cocktail. I added my own flare by using spiced rum, which I served on the side instead of adding it in the drink.
Ingredients Needed For Coquito
- Coconut milk
- Cream of coconut
- Evaporated milk
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Vanilla extract
- Cinnamon sticks
- Rum, dark or light (I used spiced flavor)
- ice for serving
- ground cinnamon to top drinks
Tips On Serving Coquito
Since this drink is so thick and is served cold, adding ice to the drink was the best way to thin down the thick coconut mixture.
Serve the coquito in a pitcher without the rum so the amount can be adjusted to each person’s preference.
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Oh, and if you are wondering, we did buy a charm just not the frog, but now I wish I would have bought him. Those buggy eyes have grown on me 🙂
Happy New Year, awesome friends! Wishing you a safe holiday and I look forward to sharing the new year with each of you!
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250 Total Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 14g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 26mg Sodium: 113mg Carbohydrates: 16g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 13g Protein: 7g